Finch – Tipton

Patricia and Ron Cline of Stinson, Ga., and Ronny and Kathy Finch of Statesboro, Ga., announce the engagement and coming marriage of their daughter, Nikki Finch, of Richmond Hill, Ga., to Kolby Tipton of Fort Stewart, Ga., son of Mike and Karen Tipton of Oneonta. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Earlene Nightengale and the late Darrell Nightengale of Ford, […]

Todd – Lowe

Mr. and Mrs. Toney Todd announce the engagement and coming marriage of their daughter, Keahley Sherae Todd, to Joshua Randall Lowe, son of Caroline Lowe and Randall Lowe. The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Susan Moore High School, and the prospective groom is a 2005 graduate of Oneonta High School. The couple will marry Aug. 22, 2009, at 12 […]

Snead State graduates first high school LPNs

A special pinning ceremony was held Tuesday, Aug. 4, to spotlight the first class of graduates in Snead State Community College’s high school licensed practical nursing program. Fifteen area students marked this milestone in their lives on the stage of the Bevill Center Concert Hall. Among them were Delana McWhorter of Cleveland, Tiffany Robinson of Altoona, and Rachael Vaughn of […]

Student News

JESSICA MORRISON has received the Mildred Mack and Blanche Stewart Teacher Education Endowed Scholarship, worth $10,000, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Education. She is the daughter of Cindy and Chuck Morrison of Oneonta. Jessica is a junior at UAB. SNEAD STATE GRADUATES have been announced for the spring 2009 semester. Blount County students who earned […]


MORGAN THOMAS DORN graduated with honors in May from Lincoln County High School in Fayetteville, Tenn. He played on the school’s tennis team, was active in church youth activities, received a Tennessee Hope scholarship, and plans to attend Motlow State College this fall. He is the son of Karen (formerly Karen Miller of Susan Moore) and Evan Seals of Fayetteville […]


If there appears to be a disagreement among family members about information to appear in an obituary, The Blount Countian reserves the right to decline to publish any of it. The newspaper takes pride in not charging for publishing obituaries except for those of persons without direct connection to this county, in which case persons requesting them will pay for […]

Answers are out there


Congressman Robert Aderholt’s listeners at last week’s chamber of commerce breakfast heard more about the views of Republicans and those of Democrats on the subject of healthcare reform than they did on the likelihood the two parties will reach a meeting of minds on the thorny questions reform involves. Aderholt was not met with the raucous belligerence that’s marked many […]

They’re wrong

If you know the name of the place where you live but the post office doesn’t, The Blount Countian has a problem. The Postal Service assigns the location of a post office to addresses of all patrons it serves. You may live at Royal, but your mailing address says you live at Blountsville. The post office has Smoke Rise dwellers […]

Praise for schools

Praise is always welcome, as was that coming to the Alabama public school system from a professor of education at Rutgers University in New Jersey, quoted last month in The Birmingham News. W. Steven Barnett, an economist and director of the National Institute for Early Education, commended this state for selecting 27 more classrooms to become First Class pre-K sites, […]


In a letter to the editor from Aug. 5, an article about the health issues of Austin Studdard was incorrectly attributed to Tanna Friday. The article in question was written by Laurie Pitts.

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